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Rugby

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
76
3.4
Windows
...
3.5
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Description

As the first Rugby title on the Playstation 2, EA Sports Rugby is a full on simulation of the sport (played mainly in Europe, Australasia and Africa). All of the major nations of rugby are represented, including Australia (the current World Cup champions), New Zealand, England, France and South Africa. The game is also fully licenesed with every player of every team rendered into the game.

There are many trophies to be won, here's a quick run down:

World Cup: Much the same as the Football variety, the best in the world fight to become world champions.

6 Nations: Only 6 nations are represented in this European tournament to play as: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy.

Tri-Nations: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa play in this tournament.

Bledisloe Cup: It's Australia vs New Zealand, in a best of three tournament.

Calcutta Cup: Much like the above, except it's England and Scotland that fight it out.

Screenshots

Rugby Windows The ball, already flying towards the posts for a drop goal
Rugby Windows Stadium selection has a flyby along some comments on each venue
Rugby Windows Players get dirty if they hit the grass a few times (replay controls showing)
Rugby Windows half-time stats

Alternate Titles

  • "橄榄球2001" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Rugby 2001" -- Windows European title
  • "EA Sports Rugby" -- Playstation 2 title

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User Reviews

Pure trash Windows Evil-Jim (151)

The Press Says

Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Jun 17, 2001 86 out of 100 86
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Jun, 2001 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Aug, 2001 7.75 out of 10 78
Joystick (French) Windows Oct, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 02, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Jul 03, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Windows Oct 24, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jul 24, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 46 out of 100 46

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Trivia

As well as showing stills of the actual game, the install program features 15 minute audio discussion between Bill McLaren and Jamie Salmon about how the game of Rugby has changed over the past 35 years.

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Contributed to by Kartanym (10770) and Evil-Jim (151)